Taylor Swift, Little Big Town Win Early Grammys

Bonnie Raitt, Mumford & Sons Also Claim Trophies

Taylor Swift , Little Big Town and Bonnie Raitt are among the musicians who won Grammys on Sunday afternoon (Feb. 10) at a private ceremony in Los Angeles held hours before the national broadcast.

Swift, the Civil Wars and producer T Bone Burnett won a Grammy for “Safe & Sound” in the category for songs written for visual media. The song appeared on the soundtrack to The Hunger Games.

Meanwhile, Little Big Town claimed their award in the best country duo/group performance for “Pontoon.” This marks the quartet’s first Grammy. Songwriters Josh Kear and Chris Tompkins won the Grammy for best country song for Carrie Underwood ‘s “Blown Away.”

The categories for best country album and best country solo performance were not announced at the afternoon ceremony.

In addition, Raitt’s Slipstream claimed a Grammy in the Americana category, while Mumford & Sons , Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeroes shared a win in the long-form music video category for Big Easy Express.

In addition, the best folk album Grammy was presented to The Goat Rodeo Sessions and performers Yo-Yo Ma, Stuart Duncan, Edgar Meyer and Chris Thile , while the best blues album went to Dr. John’s Locked Down.

Craig Shelburne has been writing for CMT.com since 2002. He is also a producer for CMT Edge, Concrete Country and Live @ CMT.